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Narcissus Flycatcher

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Photo by petitebouquet Gifu prefecture, Japan, June 2006
Photo by petitebouquet
Gifu prefecture, Japan, June 2006
Ficedula narcissina

Includes: Chinese Flycatcher; Beijing Flycatcher

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[edit] Identification

  • Black crown and mantle
  • Bright orange throat
  • Paler chest and underparts
FemalePhoto by Bobby6425Cebu, Philippines
Female
Photo by Bobby6425
Cebu, Philippines
  • Orange-yellow eyebrow
  • Black wings with white wing patch
  • Orange-yellow rump
  • Black tail

Non-breeding males have varying levels of yellow.
Females - buff-brown, rusty wings, two-toned eyering.

[edit] Distribution

Asia: found in Japan, Korea, mainland China, and Taiwan

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies

Adult male subspecies elisae Photo by tunpin.ongAmpang Forest Reserve, Selangor, Malaysia, February 2005
Adult male subspecies elisae
Photo by tunpin.ong
Ampang Forest Reserve, Selangor, Malaysia, February 2005

Three subspecies recognized[1]:

  • F. n. narcissina
  • F. n. owstoni
  • F. n. elisae

Elisae is sometimes considered a full species, Chinese Flycatcher.

In 1999 a new taxon, beijingnica was described from China, named Beijing Flycatcher. However this taxon is now believed to be invalid. It most probably represents the first summer plumage of this species.

[edit] Habitat

Deciduous woodlands. Primary forest, Secondary forest and scrub, mangroves and city parks.

[edit] Behaviour

Prefers the lower storey and perches that are hidden by thick foliages and twigs.

[edit] Diet

Diet includes insects and small caterpillars.

2nd year male Photo by lostinjapanMishima Island, Sea of Japan, May 2007
2nd year male
Photo by lostinjapan
Mishima Island, Sea of Japan, May 2007

[edit] Vocalisation

It makes a soft murmuring whistle

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2012. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to October 2012. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
  2. Answers.com
  3. BF Member observations

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